The Rev Tracey McRoberts was instituted as rector of St Matthew’s Parish, Shankill, Belfast, on Tuesday, July 3.
Tracey, 44, is a native of Donaghadee, Co Down. She is a past pupil of Glenlola Collegiate, and was an active member of Donaghadee Parish, where she still has strong links.
Mum to Philip, 17, Tracey worked at Spence Bryson Carpets before studying for a BTh at Union Theological College, Belfast. She later did a PCGE.
Tracey was appointed Church Co–ordinator at Orangefield Presbyterian where she was very involved in the new church building.
Before she was selected for training for Ordination in the Church of Ireland, Tracey moved to Ballymacarrett Group of Churches in East Belfast, where she was ministry assistant.
During her two years training in Dublin, she completed a Masters Degree in Leadership and Pastoral Care at All Hallows College and following her ordination in 2009 she went to St Thomas’s Parish, Belfast, as curate assistant.